Price paid: $ 450
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
I use a Fender Jazz Bass with all stock pickups and it sounds good. It plays rock very well, and has enough power. I think the great thing about it is that it also has a 6 decimal boost. It can get the good clean sounds or the slight distortion. The distortion is not strong at all, I would actually say the built in distortion is pretty weak, but I have a Boss Overdrive pedal and it sounds great.
Overall Impression — 10
As I've said I play rock/metal/progressive. It's great for what I do. It has enough power for anything. Anything from the backup harmonics, to the blistering bass solo. It can do it all. I use a Fender Jazz with it and it sounds great. If this were stolen I would buy another but it costs a bit much. My favorite thing is just how much power it has. Here's a little story: The first time I had this thing out of the box, I turned it up to about 1/2 and I hear a huge crash and my mom came in because the vibrations knocked a picture with a frame off the wall. It has amazing power. I compared this with the a Behringer, I don't remember which one for sure, but everything I was told is that the Fender was much better quality and when I played both side to side the Fender just sounded better.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This thing can take a beating. I try to treat my stuff as good as I can, but stuff happens and nothing has hurt it. I would use this as my main and not worry about bringing a backup. Nothing has gone wrong, I have done absolutely no work to it since it came out of the god-awfully huge box.
Features — 8
I'm not sure but it's probably around 2003. I like the versatility. If I need a slightly distorted sound you can do it with no effects. I play rock/metal/progressive and it has enough power to do whatever I want it to. It has a 1/4 headphone jack and you can disconnect the speaker and run the controls to a stack if you have it. The only thing that I would have liked on it was a loop and maybe a digital recorder. I use the amp for practice and gigs, it always has enough power.